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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT
Acts 22/1990, 11/1991 (s. 35), 22/2001 (s. 4), 14/2002 (s. 35).
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
- Short title.
- Establishment of University.
- Objects and powers of University.
- Membership of University.
- Prohibition against discrimination in membership of University.
- Functions of Council.
- Chairman and vice-chairman of Council.
- Executive Committee of Council.
- Functions of Senate.
- Academic Board.
- Terms and conditions of service of staff.
- Appointment and grading of staff.
- Promotion of staff.
- Staff Disciplinary Committee.
- Student Disciplinary Committee.
- Finance Committee.
- Validity of decisions of Council, Senate, Convocation and boards and committees.
Statutes of the University.
AN ACT to establish the National University of Science and Technology and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
[Date of commencement: 8th April, 1991.]
1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the National University of Science and Technology Act [Chapter 25:13].
2 Interpretation In this Act—
“academic staff” means all persons employed, whether full-time or part-time by the University as
- professors, lecturers of any class or persons engaged in research; or
- holders of posts declared by the Senate to be academic posts;
[Definition substituted by section 35 of Act 14 of 2002]
“administrative staff” means all persons employed by University who are categorized in terms of the Statutes as members of the administrative staff;
“Bursar” means the person holding office as Bursar of the University in terms of section eighteen;
“Chairman of Department” means a person appointed in terms of the Statutes to be chairman of a Teaching Department or head of an Institute or Centre controlled by the University;
“chairman of the Council” means the person elected to be chairman of the Council in terms of section twelve;
“Chancellor” means the President in his capacity as Chancellor of the University in terms of section seven;
“Council” means the University Council established in terms of section ten;
“Faculty” means a Faculty of the University established in terms of the Statutes;
“Institute” means an Institute established in terms of the Statutes;
“Librarian” means the person holding office as Librarian of the University in terms of section nineteen; “library staff”…..
[Definition repealed by section 35 of Act 14 of 2002]
“Minister” means the Minister of Higher Education or any other Minister to whom the President may, from time to time, assign the administration of this Act;
“non-academic staff” means all persons employed by the University who are not members of the academic
“Pro-Vice-Chancellor” means a person holding office as Pro-Vice-Chancellor in terms of section nine; “Professor” means a Professor of the University;
“Registrar” means the person holding office as Registrar of the University in terms of section seventeen;
“regulations” means regulations made by the Senate under section twenty-eight;
“Senate” means the Senate established in terms of section fourteen;
“senior”, in relation to the staff of the University, means the Registrar, the Bursar, and such other members of staff as the Council may from time to time determine;
[Definition inserted by section 35 of Act 14 of 2002]
“Statutes” means the Statutes of the University set out in the Schedule as amended from time to time or replaced in terms of section twenty-seven;
“Students’ Union” means any association of students recognized by the Council as the Students’ Union; “technical staff”…..
[Definition repealed by section 35 of Act 14 of 2002]
“University” means the National University of Science and Technology constituted in terms of this Act;
“Vice-Chancellor” means the person holding the office of Vice-Chancellor in terms of section eight;
“workers” means all persons employed by the University who are categorized in terms of the Statutes as workers.
3 Establishment of University
- There is hereby constituted a university to be known as the National University of Science and Technology.
- The University shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and shall be capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name and, subject to this Act, of performing all acts that bodies corporate may by law perform.
4 Objects and powers of University
- The objects of the University are the advancement of knowledge with a special bias towards the diffusion and extension of science and technology through teaching, research and learning and, so far as is consistent with these objects, the nurturing of the intellectual, aesthetic, social and moral growth of the students of the University.
- For the achievement of its objects, the University shall, subject to this Act, have the following powers—
- to provide for research and courses of instruction, whether on a full-time or part-time basis, by correspondence or extramurally, and to take such other steps as may appear necessary and desirable for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge;
- to hold examinations and to confer degrees, including honorary degrees, diplomas, certificates and other awards, upon persons who have followed courses of study approved by the Senate and additionally, or
alternatively, have satisfied such other requirements as may be determined by the Senate;
- to provide courses not leading to degrees, diplomas or certificates, including training for persons wishing to enter the University;
- to provide opportunities for staff and students and such other persons as the University may approve to engage in productive activity in the fields of science and technology and any other fields in which the University may from time to time be engaged;
- to promote research with emphasis on scientific, technological, industrial and developmental projects, with particular reference to the developmental needs of Zimbabwe;
- to institute professorships, lectureships, research fellowships, staff development fellowships and other posts and offices and to make appointments thereto;
- to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, prize medals, exhibitions and other distinctions, awards and forms of assistance consistent with its objects;
- to erect, equip and maintain laboratories, offices, halls of residence, lecture halls, libraries, museums and other buildings and structures required for the promotion of its objects;
- to regulate and provide for the residence of its students and members of staff;
- to provide and maintain sports fields and other recreational facilities for its students and members of staff;
- to demand and receive such fees as may from time to time be prescribed by or in terms of the Statutes;
- to enter into such contracts and to establish such trusts and to appoint such staff as the University may require;
- to establish pension, superannuation or provident or other credit fund schemes for the benefit of its staff or any section thereof and to enter into arrangements with the Government or any organization or person for the operation of such schemes;
- to acquire any property, movable or immovable, and to take, accept and hold any property which may become vested in it by way of purchase, exchange, grant, donation, lease, testamentary disposition or otherwise;
- to sell, mortgage, let on hire, exchange, donate or otherwise dispose of any property held by it;
- to invest in land or securities such funds as may be vested in it for the purpose of endowment, whether for general or specific purposes, or such other funds as may not be immediately required for current expenditure;
- to borrow money for any purpose which the Council thinks fit;
- to lend money in the form of short-term loans to its staff on terms and conditions approved by the Coun-
- to do all such acts and things, whether or not incidental to the powers specified in this subsection and whether inside or outside Zimbabwe, as may be requisite in order to further its objects or any of them.